Laughs Aplenty at Myrtle Beach Comedy Clubs

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Humor yourself during your vacation with a trip to one of three comedy clubs in Myrtle Beach.

Featuring three unique venues that are conveniently located on the north, central and south ends of town, each club presents its own brand of humor. No matter where you're staying, you won't have to drive far to get your laughs on. Here's a look at the three Myrtle Beach comedy clubs to visit if you need a good chuckle:

* Comedy Cabana: Located on the north end of Myrtle Beach in the popular Restaurant Row section of town, the Comedy Cabana is the Grand Strand's longest running comedy club for nearly 20 years. There's good reason for the longevity; the club owners book some of the best acts in the country, including some A-list types that stop in Myrtle Beach to their schedules for a little rest and relaxation on their tours, like comedians Lewis Black, Josh Blue and Jimmy “JJ” Walker. Two shows nightly, as well as a side bar where you can hang out with some of the comedians after the show.

* Carolina Comedy Club: The newest comedy club in town is centrally located in the popular Broadway at the Beach complex amid a dozen bars and restaurants in Celebrity Square. This state-of-the-art stage has already played host to some of the best comedians in the business, including national names like Chelsea Handler, Pauly Shore, Ralphie May, Tommy Davidson and Gallagher. Come hungry and enjoy a wide selection of food that goes far beyond traditional bar fare, like the BBQ Chicken Wontons and the Turkey Apple Swiss Wrap. Although technically not a comedy club, neighboring Crocodile Rocks is a musical venue that’s also hilarious.

* Big Laughs Theatre: Located on the south side of Myrtle Beach, the Big Laughs Theatre utilizes an emerging trend in the comedy-club ranks by delivering hypnosis-style comedy. Owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Rich and Elizabeth Wylde, the duo performs hypnosis on volunteers from the crowd and gets them to obey some crazy commands on stage. Four shows are offered, from a “mild” version for families early and a “wild” one for the nightcap. The wild show is very popular for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Volunteer and be part of the show or sit on the sidelines and laugh while others make fools of themselves.

(posted 6/25/14)